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Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-02-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By linnea27
I took EPO for my second labour. I had a very...

I took EPO for my second labour. I had a very fast labour (two hours, compared to my 16-hour first baby) with no tearing. I took it primarily because my midwife said she believes EPO to reduce...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-02-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By linnea27
I second (third?) chiropractic. My first was OP,...

I second (third?) chiropractic. My first was OP, with his bum on the extreme right side of my body throughout my pregnancy. I did the spinningbabies moves and they didn't do anything (they hurt,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-02-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By linnea27
You know, I know exactly four women who have...

You know, I know exactly four women who have taken castor oil to induce labour, and every.single.one has a story like yours- labour stalled at 6 or 7 cms.
 
I'm no medical expert, but I'm thinking...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-30-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By linnea27
I really, really doubt it.   Although...

I really, really doubt it.
 
Although ultrasound is notoriously inaccurate as far as some things go (weight estimates in the third tri comes to mind), the odds of being off by 6 weeks at a 7 week...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-25-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By linnea27
fundal massage?

fundal massage?
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-22-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By linnea27
just to update, since I see people are still...

just to update, since I see people are still reading this: I feel much better now, thankfully. I found a few things helped. The first was time. After time, my memories of the pain faded, and that...
Forum: Homebirth   06-22-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By linnea27
I don't recall much of a mess. I had a home...

I don't recall much of a mess. I had a home waterbirth. When getting out of the tub I bled a little bit onto the floor, but one of the midwives got down on her hands and knees and cleaned it. The...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-22-2012, 11:05 AM
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Posted By linnea27
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Akkarin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1337447/-/380#post_17021783)

 


Read the above posts about...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-22-2012, 09:28 AM
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Views: 20,039
Posted By linnea27
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by savithny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1337447/-/220#post_16864871)



You think that CPS finds its...
Forum: Homebirth   06-04-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By linnea27
I had bleeding in the first tri. Midwife...

I had bleeding in the first tri. Midwife diagnosed subchorionic hemorrhage. I went on to have an uneventful pregnancy and homebirth.
 
Good luck!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-28-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,726
Posted By linnea27
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BroodyWoodsgal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1354108/open-vagina-6-weeks-after-childbirth#post_16994473)...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-28-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,272
Posted By linnea27
I can completely sympathize. I had a home...

I can completely sympathize. I had a home waterbirth. At one point they couldn't find my son's heartbeat with the doppler. I remember not caring. I was so lost in the pain that there was nothing...
Forum: Homebirth   05-28-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By linnea27
birth memory: to be honest, I think the fact...

birth memory: to be honest, I think the fact that I can't remember as much of my second birth is the only reason I've been able to cope with it. When the memory was fresh in my mind, I would get...
Forum: Homebirth   05-28-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,715
Posted By linnea27
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by newsolarmomma2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-28-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By linnea27
I completely understand. I had a 16 hour labour...

I completely understand. I had a 16 hour labour with my first and a two hour labour (including 1.25 hrs of pushing, so 45 minutes of pre-pushing labour) with my second. With my second labour I felt...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-28-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,726
Posted By linnea27
I agree with Holly, this sounds to me like an...

I agree with Holly, this sounds to me like an unrepaired second degree tear. I'd get checked out by a medical professional. Good luck!
Forum: Homebirth   05-16-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By linnea27
Waterbirths can be done a variety of different...

Waterbirths can be done a variety of different ways. You don't need a massive birth tub. Is your bathtub big enough? If not, I second the above suggestion of a kids' blow up pool. They're pretty...
Forum: Homebirth   05-01-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By linnea27
I planned a natural birth with my first child. I...

I planned a natural birth with my first child. I did not have a midwife because none lived in my city at that time, so I was stuck with a physician/hospital birth. After 16 hours of natural labour...
Forum: Infertility   03-31-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By linnea27
I have had great success with Estrosense, a...

I have had great success with Estrosense, a herbal medication. I took 4 pills a day and it eliminated virtually all my symptoms (I know you aren't concerned with fertity, but it regulated my cycles...
Forum: C-section Birth   03-20-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By linnea27
I haven't read all the posts so I apologize if...

I haven't read all the posts so I apologize if this has been discussed, but has anyone heard about some of the research about intestional flora and autism? I was really skeptical when I first heard...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-17-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,529
Posted By linnea27
 I agree with this as well. I wasn't into...


I agree with this as well. I wasn't into going through painful contractions, or risking tearing by pushing a baby out of my vagina, or going through weeks of recovery. But I did it, and I fully...
Forum: VBAC   03-08-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,926
Posted By linnea27
I agree with those who say it was probably poor...

I agree with those who say it was probably poor positioning on baby's part. I pushed my first son, med-free, for three hours and he didn't budge at all. With my second, I delivered two hours after...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-29-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By linnea27
I did get very intense, pretty much immediately....

I did get very intense, pretty much immediately. My water broke first and the contractions started shortly after. They were much, much more painful than with my first child (16 hour, unmedicated...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-27-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By linnea27
Wanting some perspective or feedback about...

Wanting some perspective or feedback about this...
 
I planned a natural birth for my first child. I went through labour naturally but ended up with a c-section after he seemed to be stuck due to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,909
Posted By linnea27
We struggled a bit with this with our top boys'...

We struggled a bit with this with our top boys' choice, Morgan. Funnily enough, my husband's name is Kelly, and he didn't think naming a child a unisex name was a big deal at all. My husband was...
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